Arica

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For the province, see Province of Arica. For the region, see Region of Arica and Parinacota.
Arica
City and Commune
Plaza de Colón (Columbus Square)
Plaza de Colón (Columbus Square)
Flag
Flag
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): "City of the eternal spring"
Map of Arica commune in Arica and Parinacota Region
Map of Arica commune in Arica and Parinacota Region
Arica is located in Chile
Arica
Map of Arica commune in Arica and Parinacota Region
Coordinates (city): 18°29′S 70°20′W / 18.483°S 70.333°W / -18.483; -70.333Coordinates: 18°29′S 70°20′W / 18.483°S 70.333°W / -18.483; -70.333
Country Chile
Region Arica and Parinacota
Province Arica
Government[1]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Waldo Sankán Martínez (Independent)
Area[2]
 • Total 4,799.4 km2 (1,853.1 sq mi)
Population (2002)[2]
 • Total 185,268
 • Density 38.6023/km2 (99.9796/sq mi)
 • Urban 175,441
 • Rural 9,827
Sex[2]
 • Male 91,742
 • Female 93,526
Time zone CLT (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC−3)
Area code(s) country 56 + city 58

Arica is a city in Chile. It is the capital of the Region of Arica and Parinacota and the Province of Arica since October 2007. It has a population of 194,000. It is known in Chile as the City of the Eternal Spring and is the Northern Door of the country. It has one of the most historic places in Chile, the Morro.

The city was founded in April 25, 1541 as San Marcos de Arica.

Notable residents[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. (Spanish) "Municipality of Arica". http://www.municipalidaddearica.cl/. Retrieved 7 September 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas

Other websites[change | edit source]